Getting your extra curricular holiday plans together can be challenging to say the least, stick with us and will guide you through the best shows we’ve got this Holiday Season!
For mature audiences only. Craig Ferguson entered the world of late night comedy following a diverse and eclectic career that encompasses film, television and the stage. Since taking the helm of CBS’s “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” in 2005, the show has set all-time viewer records in the nine years that it has been on the air. Ferguson stepped down as host of “The Late Late Show” in December 2014. Ferguson was most recently heard on the big screen as he reprised his character ‘Gobber’ in “How to Train Your Dragon 2.” On September 22nd, 2014, the new syndicated game show “Celebrity Name Game” debuted with Ferguson as host, from executive producers Courteney Cox and David Arquette. “Celebrity Name Game” puts celebrities on the spot as they compete to identify famous names based on improvised clues.
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HALL & OATES
Welcome back the Number-One-Selling Duo in music history! With so many chart topping and memorable hits, it’s no wonder Daryl Hall & John Oates were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014 and are one of the most sampled artists today. Their impact can be heard everywhere from boy-band harmonies, to neo-soul to rap-rock fusion. Well-known hits include “She’s Gone,” “Rich Girl,” “Kiss on My List,” “Private Eyes,” “You Make My Dreams” and “Say It Isn’t So.”
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Grammy® Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G has grafted elements of R&B, pop and Latin to a jazz foundation solidifying his reputation as the premiere artist in contemporary jazz. His most recent album, Brazilian Nights, is a salute to bossa nova, featuring Kenny’s performances of bossa nova classics as well as all newly-written originals. His return to the Van Wezel will include well-loved standards, highlighted by moving and spirited holiday tunes.
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Becoming a pop culture icon is a difficult thing to achieve but Scott “Carrot Top” Thompson has done just that. The trademark red locks and the undeniably inventive use of props have vaulted him to the level that most comedians can only hope to reach. He is now a Las Vegas icon as well, celebrating his tenth anniversary with the Luxor Resort and Casino. Fans flock to see his show because it is as current as today’s headlines, consistently poking fun at pop culture, politics, music and whatever the real world has to offer. No one is safe from the “King of Props” hilarious and infectious humor.
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BOWZER’S HOLIDAY ROCK ‘N’ ROLL PARTY
Bowzer’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Holiday Party returns to the Van Wezel with the sounds of the season! Hosted by Bowzer, star of TV’s Sha Na Na for 14 years, the show this year features Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone (“I’m Into Something Good” “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter,” “I’m Henry VIII, I Am,” “Silhouettes,” “Just A Little Bit Better,” “Wonderful World,” “There’s A Kind of Hush”), Gary “U.S.” Bonds (“This Little Girl Is Mine,” “Out of Work,” “Jole Blon,” “Daddy’s Come Home”), Rocky & the Rollers as well as Bowzer & The Stingrays.
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A Christmas Carol
The holiday tradition continues. Since 1979 the Nebraska Theatre Caravan, has delighted audiences nationwide with this unique version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. This Victorian version of Christmas magic is presented with a full array of traditional Christmas carols interwoven with the well-known story. Performed by a cast of 23 performers on a set evoking Currier and Ives prints and featuring special effects such as a spinning bed, this is a glorious holiday evening the whole family can enjoy!
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This “boffo” hit, winner of a record twelve Tony® Awards, sets the standard for modern, outrageous, in-your-face humor! A scheming producer and his mousy accountant aim to produce the biggest flop on Broadway in Mel Brooks’ classic cult comedy. The names Bialystock and Bloom strike terror and hysteria in anyone familiar with the film. Now a big Broadway musical, THE PRODUCERS will have you laughing out loud!
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THE TEN TENORS
Undoubtedly one of Australia’s most successful touring entertainment groups of all time with more than 90 million people worldwide witnessing their charm, camaraderie and vocal power, The Ten Tenors have cemented their place as one of the world’s most-loved classically-based contemporary music groups. Join Australia’s rockstars as they amaze and enthrall with traditional and contemporary seasonal favorites: “Joy to the World,” “Sleigh Ride,” “White Christmas”, “Amazing Grace” and many more! The Ten Tenors ~ Home for the Holidays is the perfect way to celebrate the spirit of the season.
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Filling your calendar should be a little easier now, pick one, pick a few!
May you have a wonderful holiday season with the ones you love, the ones you friend and the ones who need it most.
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